For all your dictionary needs!
Spelling. Are you looking for carbuncle?
Header of caruncle

caruncle

Definition of the noun caruncle

What does caruncle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: caruncles

  1. an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonym of caruncle: caruncula
    • more generic words: appendage / outgrowth / process = a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
    • more specific words: lappet / wattle = a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards

Explanation

Caruncle: A caruncle is defined as 'a small, fleshy excrescence that is a normal part of an animal's anatomy'. Within this definition, caruncles in birds include wattles, snoods and earlobes. The term caruncle is derived from Latin 'caruncula', the diminutive of 'carō', flesh.

Printed books with definitions for caruncle

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewSyllabus of the Lectures on Gynecology (1894)

Delivered in the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania by Charles Bingham Penrose, Albert Ernest Truby, William Alexander Newman Dorland

Urethral Caruncle is the most common form of this growth. It is a papillary polypoid angioma, consisting of bunches of dilated capillaries set in a moderately dense stroma of connective tissue, and covered with mucous membrane having a ...

Google previewThe anatomy of the horse, embracing the structure of the foot (1832)

by William Percivall

The lachrymal caruncle is a little black or pied tubercle, whose magnitude varies somewhat in different horses, lodged within the inferior canthus, in the vacancy between the eyelids and the eyeball. Only that part of it is black or pied, however, ...

Google previewOphthalmic Pathology (2012)

A Concise Guide by Thomas J Cummings

Caruncle: • The caruncle is a conjunctival fold that forms a fleshy elevation in the medial – canthal area. The caruncle is lined by nonkeratinizing squamous epithelium and contains sebaceous glands, accessory lacrimal gland tissue, and hair ...

Google previewStructures of the Head and Neck (2013)

by Frank Weaker

The sublingual caruncle is a tuft of mucosa that is located on either side of the frenulum (Fig. 8–14). The caruncle is the location of the shared opening of the submandibular and sublingual salivary glands into the oral cavity. The tongue is ...

Google previewRelationships of Natural Enemies and Non-prey Foods (2009)

by Jonathan G. Lundgren

A caruncle is an aril emanating from the micropyle.

Google previewMedical Meanings (2003)

A Glossary of Word Origins by William S. Haubrich

caruncle is a near borrowing of the Latin carun- cula, the diminutive form of caro, “flesh.” Hence ...

Google previewJatropha, Challenges for a New Energy Crop (2012)

Volume 2: Genetic Improvement and Biotechnology by Bir Bahadur, Mulpuri Sujatha, Nicolas Carels

A caruncle is a fleshy to horny outgrowth/appendage rich in dietery lipids and diglycerides situated near the hilum of seed, formed from the integuments or arising from fruit tissue including aril and attracts insects and serves as reward for ...

Google previewTraining in Ophthalmology (2009)

by Venki Sundaram, Allon Barsam, Amar Alwitry

Loss ofthe plica and flattening ofthe caruncle is an early sign. 0 Stage II: cicatrization with ...

Google previewSurgical Anatomy (1910)

by John A. C. Macewen

The caruncle at the inner canthus is formed from conjunctiva, and just external to the caruncle is the plica semilunaris, a fold of the membrane which disappears on full external rotation of the eyeball, to permit of which movement it exists.

Google previewAdvanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning (2013)

by Jacqueline Rhoads, Sandra Wiggins Petersen

The lacrimal caruncle is an elevated mass that resembles both skin and conjunctiva.

Google previewA Lecture Course to Physicians on Natural Methods in Diagnosis and Treatment (1918)

Aids to Human Helpers by George Starr White

The urethral caruncle is the small red growth on the mucous membrane on the urinary meatus in women. This sometimes becomes very irritable and annoys the possessor very much. The caruncles often seen about the orifis of the vagina ar ...

Google previewAnatomy of Orofacial Structures - Enhanced 7th Edition (2014)

A Comprehensive Approach by Richard W. Brand, Donald E. Isselhard

The sublingual caruncle is a reddened elevation of tissue at the base of the lingual ...

Google previewA Text-book of gynecology (1912)

by William Sisson Gardner

CHAPTER VII DISEASES OF THE URETHRA AND BLADDER URETHRAL CARUNCLE An urethral caruncle is a small growth that occurs usually in the floor of the meatus (Fig. 34). Ordinarily it is pedunculated and grows from a very narrow ...

Google previewThe Washington Manual of Rheumatology Subspecialty Consult (2012)

by Peter A. Humphrey, Louis P. Dehner, John D. Pfeifer

Caruncle is a pedunculated or sessile polypoid inflammatory mass in the distal urethra in postmenopausal women showing a mixed inflammatory infiltrate with rich vascularity (e-Fig. 23.3A and B). 3.

Google previewOperative gynecology (1902)

by Howard Atwood Kelly

Caruncle is the commonest form, cancer comes next, and fibroma and sarcoma are found with extreme rarity. Caruncle. — Urethral caruncle, or vascular tumor of the meatus, was first described by Samuel Sharp in 1750 {Critical Enquiry into ...

Google previewClinical Gynecology (4Th Edition) (1998)

by Bhasker Rao

The urethral caruncle is a pedunculated, tender, inflammatory swelling which bleeds on touch and gives rise to very painful micturition. It can be removed by diathermy. URINARY INCONTINENCE Uninary incontinence or lack of control over ...

Google previewIntroductory Medical-Surgical Nursing (2013)

by Barbara K. Timby, Nancy E. Smith

The lacrimal caruncle is a small, reddish elevation on the conjunctiva located at the inner canthus. Tears, composed of water, sodium chloride, and lysozyme, an antibacterial enzyme, are produced by lacrimal (tear) glands found beneath the ...

Google previewWoman: Her Sex And Love Life - The Original Classic Edition (2012)

by M.D William

[In Latin, carunculae myrtiformes, which means in English myrtleberryshaped caruncles; caruncle is a small fleshy elevation; derived from caro, which in Latin means flesh.] SUBCHAPTER B THE EXTERNAL GENITALS The Vulva.

Google previewAnatomy of Orofacial Structures (2013)

A Comprehensive Approach by Richard W. Brand, Donald E. Isselhard, Elaine Satin

The sublingual caruncle is a reddened elevation of tissue at the base of the lingual ...

Google previewEyelid Tumors (2003)

Clinical Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment by Jay Justin Older, Richard J. Grostern

The caruncle is a small, fleshy structure that lies medial to the plica semilunaris. It is covered by stratified epithelium that does not undergo keratinization. In the caruncle are large sebaceous glands that form the beads of white secretion ...

Google previewEyelid Tumors, Second Edition (2003)

by Jay Justin Older

The caruncle is a small, fleshy structure that lies medial to the plica semilunaris. It is covered by stratified epithelium that does not undergo keratinization. In the caruncle are large sebaceous glands that form the beads of white secretion ...

Google previewThe Washington Manual of Surgical Pathology (2008)

by Peter A. Humphrey, Louis P. Dehner, John D. Pfeifer

Caruncle is a pedunculated or sessile polypoid inflammatory mass in the distal urethra in postmenopausal women showing a mixed inflammatory infiltrate with rich vascularity (e-Fig. 23.3, A and B) . 3.

Google previewEssentials of Rubin's Pathology (2009)

by Emanuel Rubin, Howard M. Reisner

URETHRAL CARUNCLES: A urethral caruncle is a polypoid inflammatory lesions near the female urethral meatus that ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for caruncle

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about caruncle

Click on an item to view that photo:

caruncle

Muscovy duck with prominent caruncle

Photo credit: abbamouse

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of Closeup of Turkey head with with snood, wattle, and caruncleSmall photo of A King Vulture (Sarcoramphus papa) with the characteristic yellow fleshy caruncle on its beak, in captivity More...

Video about caruncle

Caruncle Meaning

Video shows what caruncle means. A small, fleshy excrescence that is a normal part of an animal's anatomy. A similar excrescence near the hilum of some ...

Scrabble value of C3A1R1U1N1C3L1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Share this page

Next...

Go to the thesaurus of caruncle to find many related words and phrases!


Privacy Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary